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DGCA cancels SpiceJet commander’s license for consuming alcohol before reporting for duty

The commander reported to duty after consuming alcohol for the third time

mumbai Updated: Aug 05, 2017 00:57 IST
Neha LM Tripathi
The rules restrict the crew from consumption of alcohol 12 hours before the flight.
The rules restrict the crew from consumption of alcohol 12 hours before the flight.(HT FILE)

The Director General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) cancelled the licence of a SpiceJet commander for consuming alcohol before reporting to duty thrice. A DGCA officer said, “The captain was tested positive in a breath analyser test the third time when he was to fly from Mumbai to Delhi on July 11.”

He added that the senior pilot’s Airline Transport Pilot Licence (ATPL) was cancelled under clause 24 of the aircraft rules, which restrict the crew from consumption of alcohol 12 hours before the flight.

SpiceJet’s reply is awaited.